Auckland Zoo is a kingdom full of local and exotic fauna, home to over 1,400 different animals. Ranging from mammals (elephants, rhinos, giraffes, lions, and even red pandas), and birds (both local and exotic), to reptiles, invertebrates, fish, and more. The zoo itself isn’t just a place to see animals; it’s also a place where everyone of all ages can learn about each one of them. Regular keeper talks are held throughout the zoo, discussing some popular and rare creatures under their care. Visitors will learn not just about the zoo’s residents but also learn what steps the zoo is taking to protect them, keep them healthy, and encourage their preservation in the wild. There’s even a Vet Hospital where the viewing area for visitors allows you to look at penguins getting x-rays, lizards getting ultrasounds, and more fascinating things. Ideal for visitors both young and old, particularly for students, it’s a great location to enjoy a day out while learning more about the natural world.